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Wednesday from the Wardrobe #4: The Party Dress Problem



Wednesday from the Wardrobe #4: The Party Dress Problem

As if, after clearing out my diabolical wardrobe I haven’t got enough excuses to shop – I now have another great reason.

Last week Hubbster and I received an invitation to my husbands-brothers-former-room mates….(just kidding) to my brother-in law’s girlfriends 30th birthday party.  So, Miss-about-to turn-thirty, has stipulate on the invitation to wear black and white…as she has a stunning red dress to wear so she stands out like the proverbial dog’s  testicles…only much better looking.

So, since it is going to cost a small fortune to hire a babysitter for the evening, I am working with a maximum $100 budget.

So last night, I began perusing a website that I have recently become acquainted with ASOS.  It has a massive choice of dresses, very reasonably priced and has free shipping within Australia.

I have a few choices in mind…but would love a second, third, fourth opinion…

So, do I go with a little black lacey number.  Lace is very en vogue at the moment…so they tell me…


ASOS Lace Dress With Scalloped Neck


Hmmmm….yeah, you’re right.  I may have to walk around all night trying to suck my tummy in to pull this one off or wear my big huge suck-it-all-in underwear.

But I reckon I could pull this one off…I really like the feminine floral lace panel and the batwing bracelet sleeves (perfect for those with sweaty armpits!) and the length with a nice pair of killer heels would suit my short legs!


ASOS Dress with Lace Top


Or should I go for something with a little bit of contrast in it…maybe just a splash of white to break it up?



ASOS One Shoulder Drape Dress with Contrast Belt


Or maybe something in a black and white print so I don’t completely get washed away in the sea of black.  I really like the slash neckline and capped sleeves on this one…although the I think the length would make my legs look short and stumpy (a bit like pigs trotters!)  Oh, I know you know the look I mean!


ASOS Midi Bodycon Dress In Aztec Print


Oh whoops!  Let’s not forget…on the off chance that I somehow manage to misplace about 10 kilos of my body weight and grow  a meager foot and a half, there is also the white option.

You never know right?  Stranger things have happened, (don’t you watch Doctor Who?) , and it is always good to keep your options open!


ASOS PETITE Midi Dress In Glitter Print


So, what do you think?  All black, black with a little white, half black and white or (heaven forbid) all white?



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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